Country Profile

The Republic of Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa in East Africa. It is bordered by Somalia in the south, Ethiopia in the south and west, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden lies Yemen. The country has a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi). The Republic of Djibouti is predominantly inhabited by two ethnic groups, the Somali and the Afar people, with the former comprising the majority of the population.

Head of State: H.E President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Head of Government : P.M Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
Capital City: Djibouti
Independence Day: June 27, 1977
Area/Size of country (km²): 23,200 km2
Time Zone: CAT (UTC+3)

Languages: Arabic (official), Afar, Somali
Currency: Franc (DJF)
GDP: USD1.96 Billion
Government website:
Natural resources: Salt, Petroleum, Gold, Clay, Marble, Pumice, Gypsum and Diatomite

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

S.E. M. Hassan Houmed Ibrahim (Minister)
Ministre Délégué auprès du Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances chargé du Commerce, des
PME, de l’Artisanat, du Tourisme et de la Formalisation
République de Djibouti
Phone : + 253 21 32 54 41
Mobile : + 253 77 71 13 41
Fax : + 253 21 35 49 09

National COMESA Focal Point

Monsieur Ali Daoud Abdou
Secrétaire général du Ministère du Commerce
Ministère du Commerce
BP 24
République de Djibouti
Tél : +253 77851345
+253 21 32 54 51/ +25321 35 51 77
Fax : +253 21 35 4909
Courriel :

Permanent Representative 

H.E Yacin Elmi Bouh,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Djibouti in Zambia with residence in Nairobi
Address : International House, 2nd floor, Mama Ngina street. P.O.Box 34446-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
(+254) 20 212 2859 (+254) 73 180 8042
(+254) 73 180 8044